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A Father’s Day Perspective – Jay Watson


In this episode, Chris Duffy visits with Jay Watson. Jay is the father of Kainoa Mark Watson who was stillborn in 2017 due to a cord accident.



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Pregnancy and loss in the COVID-19 pandemic


In this episode, Chris Duffy visits with Jennifer Kouri, RN, CPLC.  Jen joined the Star Legacy Foundation in January of 2019 as the Family Support Coordinator.  She is responsible for our support groups, supporting chapters in their family support initiatives and is an instructor for our health professional education offerings.  Additionally she coordinates the activities of […]



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International Stillbirth Alliance


In this episode, Chris Duffy visits with Susannah Hopkins Leisher. Susannah “Zan” is a fourth-year doctoral student in epidemiology at Columbia University, focused on stillbirth. She is also an honorary research fellow at the Stillbirth Centre for Research Excellence at the Mater Research Institute of the University of Queensland, Australia; chair of the International Stillbirth […]



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Confronting Racial Disparity in Pregnancy & Infant Loss


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC – Executive Director One of the most concerning statistics around stillbirth and infant death is the racial disparity.  African American and Native American stillbirth rates are double the rates of other groups.  Star Legacy recently published the US Stillbirth Scorecard that highlighted this issue.  Racial disparity has […]



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Ezra Christopher Carter


On Tuesday, May 9th we discovered that Ezra’s heart had unexpectedly stopped beating



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The Stigma of Stillbirth


Chris Duffy visits with Danielle Pollock, a PhD candidate from the University of South Australia about the stigma of stillbirth



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Sometimes Things Just Happen


Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC When my son was stillborn, I was trying desperately to understand how this could have happened.  My medical training was failing me in that regard because it made no sense that a healthy baby at the end of a healthy pregnancy in a healthy mother could end […]



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The Pregnancy Research Project


Chris Duffy visits with LIndsey Wimmer, Founder and Executive Director of the Star Legacy Foundation about the Pregnancy Research Project.



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Keith Powell & Jill Knox Powell


In this episode Chris Duffy visits with the Keith Powell and Jill Knox Powell during their visit to Minnesota for the Star Legacy Foundation’s 15th Anniversary Dinner on June 19, 2019.



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The lonely grief journey….


In this episode, Chris Duffy visits with Kathleen Massman, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Clinical Director of Healing Moments Counseling. Kathleen was drawn to a special interest and passion for working with perinatal loss families following the loss of her son Jacob, in 2011. She has over 20 years of experience working with a […]



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